Cash, Credits, Peer Support Incentives To Alter Bad Health Habits

Cash, Credits, Peer Support Incentives To Alter Bad Health Habits

Posted by: David Gorn, California Healthline Sacramento Bureau    |    Thursday, April 14, 2011 7:00 am

Ellen Wu walks the walk, even when she's working. Wu, executive director of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, not only  works to promote better health in underserved communities, but she has slipped a  few things into her Oakland workplace to keep herself and fellow workers a  little more fit. "We put in a tread desk," Wu said. "It's essentially for conference calls and  you walk on the tread desk as you do your work." And, she added with a little smile, "There's always a line of people wanting  to get on it."

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"I've been using the TreadDesk for quite some time now and I can't say enough good things about it! The tread itself is quiet, responsive, compact, and sturdy. Working while standing up and walking has been an easy adjustment, and my base speed has increased steadily. I'm a college professor, and have spent the last twenty years sitting at my desk. I set up my computer at my TreadDesk so that when I'm working on it I'm standing or walking. I really wish I had this arrangement from the very beginning. I can't imagine ever going back!"

Alison S. - Bloomington, IL